I’m following a pattern for knitting a really pretty tote bag but I can’t get past the beginning stage. The bag is knit using the magic loop technique, and says to cast on stitches using Judy’s Magic Cast On, join in the round, and then do 3 rounds of stockinette.
I watched a couple videos on JMCO that don’t explain how to join in the round so I just kinda went for it and didn’t do anything to “join in the round” and did three stockinette rounds but the edges are really separated and the piece is working up as just a weird way to knit a flat piece and its not circular.
I’m not sure if there is an actual technique I’m missing here or this is just a regular beginner’s struggle with tension so any help/opinions are appreciated!
I also saw something about maybe my circular needles not having a long enough cable? I’m using Drops Safran on 3.25mm needles that are 29" long with 126 st cast on if that’s an issue also.
I hope this makes sense, if anyone has any advice I’d love to hear it! Or if anyone is just similarly lost and sad we can be sad together